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In my q2a website everyone can ask even if they are not registered users.

But most people don't write their name when they ask a question. Because it is optional and as you know if something is optional people become lazy to do it.

So help me make it mandatory
Q2A version: 1.8.3

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One way to accomplish it is creating a plug-in that:

  1. Makes it mandatory
  2. Removes '(optional)' from the field label
  3. Shows an error message when appropriate

A filter module can be added to make it mandatory. Something like:

public function filter_question(&$question, &$errors, $oldquestion)
{
    $userid = qa_get_logged_in_userid();

    if (!isset($userid) && qa_opt('allow_anonymous_naming') && array_key_exists('name',$question) && empty($question['name']))
        $errors['name'] = 'Please provide more information';
}

You might also include a custom language phrase here, rather than hard-coding it.

In addition, you can override qa-include/pages/ask.php and qa-include/pages/question.php such that the language phrase gets updated and the error message gets added (if any) after ask.php:297 (when creating questions) and question.php:241 (when editing questions). You can check qa_set_up_name_field() to know what the form looks like.

I hope this information is helpful.

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thank you, very much
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